Acer’s line of gaming notebooks got a total upgrade

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Acer is giving its line of gaming notebooks the treatment of the tenth-generation Intel processor, along with updating its graphics cards by adding displays with improved screen refresh rate. This follows Acer previous updates to their Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5, which are recently available for purchase. TThe biggest updates are coming to Acer’s largest and most definitely unique gaming laptop – the Predator Helios 700.

At the top of the line is the Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop, which will include an overclockable Intel Core i9-10980HK or Core i7-10875H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super or RTX 2070 Super graphics card.

To control the high temperatures this will likely turn off, Acer says it has outfitted the Predator Helios 700 with the wild name. Predator PowerGem thermal solution, which the company first announced in September 2019. It is not software, but a physical thermal pad that goes through the CPU instead of the usual paste. The pads are generally longer lasting. and less expensive option for cool CPUs. TThe Helios 700 is the first time that Acer has used its new thermal solution in one of its mobile products, so it is unclear how well it will perform. Acer has previously stated Its PowerGem pad improves CPU performance by up to 12.5% ​​and conducts heat almost four times faster than copper.

The Predator Helios 700 will also maintain its iconic HyperDrift keyboard, which is actually part of the cooling system. The keyboard slides partially to expose two fans underneath, allowing the laptop to blow hot air out quickly. You’re also getting two Thunderbolt 3 ports, Wi-Fi 6, a 17.3-inch, 144Hz IPS FHD display with Nvidia G-Sync and WASD mechanical keys for the first time, which can be swapped out for standard keys, or especially Keys designed for gaming racing. (Call me skeptical, but I don’t think it will work with a controller.)

The Helios 700 will be available in North America in October 2020, starting at $ 2,400, EMEA in September 2020 starting at € 2,700, and China in August 2020 starting at ¥ 45,000.

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Next in line is the Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop, which is also on the rise 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU overclockable. While this one won’t have the fancy heating pad or keyboard, it has a 15.6-inch, 240 Hz FHD IPS display with 3 ms overdrive, and it comes equipped with DTS: X Ultra Audio so you can pump 360-degree surround sound through your headphones.

The Helios 300 will be available in North America / EMEA in July 2020 starting at $ 1,200 / € 1,300, which is a decent price for the specs, and China in June 2020 starting at ¥ 9,000.

There’s also the Predator Triton 300 gaming laptop, which is almost identical to the Helios 300, except that it includes three additional heat pipes for better cooling and has a slimmer and lighter chassis: 0.78 inches (19.9 mm ) and 4.63 pounds. (2.1 kg). However, the chassis is not much different from the Predator Triton 500, which measures 0.70 inches (17.9 mm) and 4.85 pounds. (2.2 kg). The Triton 300 is slightly larger and lighter than the Triton 500“And it costs more than a lot less.”

The Triton 300 will be available in North America for the first time in September 2020 starting at $ 1,300. It will also be available in EMEA in July 2020 starting at € 1,400.

Last but not least, the Nitro 7 has also received a few updates: 10th Gen Intel Core H-series, a RTX 2060, and a 15.6-inch, 144Hz FHD IPS display, with no glare, with a 3ms response. It will be available in North America at October 2020, starting at $ 1,000, backing up what Nvidia said a few months ago about New RTX 2060 systems hit the market at the same price. However, there are not too many prices with those specifications. It will also be available in EMEA in July 2020 from € 1,300.